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Piper methysticum, Kava

Kava is a plant used traditionally by Pacific Island societies for its relaxing properties[1, 6, 8, 9]. Kava contains kavalactones, which hold anxiolytic and sleep-inducing properties[8, 10]. Kavalactones have GABAergic properties and also affect the endocannabinoid system[7, 8]. Background Piper methysticum, otherwise known as Kava, is a tradi- tional plant native to Pacific societies utilized for cen- …

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